Tag: Hiking

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Stairway To Heaven – Paekakariki Escarpment Track!

As we move into the beginnings of winter in New Zealand, I’ve been more inclined to keeping myself warm indoors because let’s face it, the wet and cold aren’t exactly my favourite conditions to be outdoors. Yesterday however, we made an exception for this particular walking trail along the Wellington coast and despite ending up with frozen ears, the track was as beautiful as what we hoped; definitely a track worth doing!

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This Christmas, I caught a cold at the Coromandel.

It was a whirlwind flight up to Hamilton and an early drive the next morning to the Coromandel to finally do the famed Pinnacles Walk. Leading up to our hike, all of us were expecting superb weather considering what a good summer it has been for New Zealand and to our dismay, it was the complete opposite.

Weather aside, it wasn’t a bad way to spend Christmas. Have a look at the photos, we still had a great time!

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Coastal Adventures At Wairarapa, New Zealand

This week’s #RoadTrip series in New Zealand brings us to the southeast coast of the Wairarapa, a region I had never explored previously even though it’s only a two hour drive from where I live.

It was a splendid day to be out and about, with us taking a drive through the valley along the winding coastal road, making stops at a couple of places whose landscape made perfect postcard material.

Oh, we also found ourselves a large seal colony! 

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What A Feeling to be On Top of Mount Taranaki!

The spontaneous decision to climb up Mount Taranaki over the weekend turned out to be nearly a day’s worth of a challenging adventure, but the euphoria you get while standing at the top and looking at the view beyond?

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It was so worth it!

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The Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

A great summer activity that you could do in New Zealand is to be outdoors taking a hike, literally. There’s plenty of bush walks or tracks to explore if you drive a short distance out of town, but one of the more popular ones up at North Island is the Tongariro Crossing.

Out of the two occasions I’ve walked this trail, I’ve been extremely lucky both times to get cloudless, sunny weather that showcased just how beautiful the surrounding scenery the walk has to offer.

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Sunrise at Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka

As I relive this experience in my head in attempts to document it down, I cannot describe to you how surreal it felt to be on top of Adam’s Peak; one of the most renowned pilgrimage sites in the world. If you ever make Sri Lanka as one of your future destinations, I would absolutely recommend that you add this into your list of adventure!